SpaceX has announced plans to send a “private passenger” around the moon using its Big Falcon Rocket. The company announced the news on Twitter late Thursday, more than a year after first teasing a plan to send two private citizens around the moon. “SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle—an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space,” the company said. The identity of the passenger will be announced Monday. No further details were given on when the trip would take place, but this isn’t the first time the company has hyped up plans to send tourists to the moon. The company said early last year that it would send two space tourists around the moon in a Dragon crew vehicle by late 2018, though no further details were provided on the mission.
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